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Mrs. Marston from Rathdrum ID is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Centers for Critical Thinkers

My students need a variety of center activities to enhance language, reading, and math skills in a fun, meaningful way.

  • $460 goal

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My Students

I teach 26 second graders at a wonderful STEM Charter school that offers a multi-faceted, higher level learning environment. My amazing, industrious, and inquisitive students are the cherries on my cake, and arrive each day excited to learn, apply, and succeed.

I heard a saying that holds true, "The teacher, by the student, will be taught." A keen assessment of the teacher-student connection.

So, with that teaching, I am mindful to have productive exercises that will bolster their language, reading, and math skills.

My Project

Small group centers are an important component of the day with my love-to-learn students. It is wonderful to see them develop recently acquired skills via activities and games. My struggle is providing a variety of hands-on activities to keep up with their progress.

Providing a variety of activity choices offers students a means to expand required skills.

Language Arts and Math File Folders Games are great for helping young learners with language, reading, and number fluency skills. Access to color-coded magnetic letters, along with magnetic boards, gives them opportunities to further develop their phonics and spelling skills. Fun flash card games are a nice extension to learn math facts and sight words. Understanding parts of a whole is a critical math concept that will increase with a purposeful activity. When students are more engaged in their learning with hands-on activities they have a higher rate of retention.

Thank you for taking the time to read about our classroom, with hope you will donate to this worthwhile endeavor.

Mrs. Marston
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 26 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC926 - Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 1 $44.99
HH978 - Building Fractions Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Learning Advantage Framed Metal Whiteboard Set - Dry Erase Boards - Pack of 6 • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Carson Dellosa Math File Folder Game (140308) • Amazon Business $39.61 1 $39.61
RR799 - Phonics & Language Skills Folder Game Library - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
Carson Dellosa Language Arts File Folder Game (140311) • Amazon Business $33.68 1 $33.68
Learning Resources LER3799 Write & Wipe Fact Family Boards • Amazon Business $11.66 2 $23.32
Educational Insights AlphaMagnets- Color-Coded Uppercase (Set of 42) • Amazon Business $9.78 2 $19.56
Colorful File Folder Games, Grade 2: Skill-Building Center Activities for Language Arts and Math (Colorful Game Book Series) • Amazon Business $18.28 1 $18.28
Edupress EP3758 Splat Card Game, Grades 1 to 2, 1.3" Height, 3.6" Width, 7" Length • Amazon Business $14.82 1 $14.82
Decoding Flashcards • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
DD135 - Magnetic Base 10 Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99
Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Grade 2 • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19

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